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"GREAT PLACE TO WORK"

Star Star Star Star Star
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - District Manager in Detroit, MI
Current Employee - District Manager in Detroit, MI
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Harbor Freight Tools full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

There is excellent support from our Corporate Partners. Human Resources, Training, Store Operations, Recruiting & Staffing all work to ensure that the field organization is well-run. The pay for all positions is very good, and every person on the team can supplement their income either with bonus or spiff, based on their contribution. The people that I work with are second to none: The Company attracts people who are not just proficient at what they do, but it also attracts good people with good values. The benefits are good and retail associates appreciate that they can roll their PTO from year to year rather than a "use it or lose it" structure. Overall it is an exciting place to be, and with the growth of the company it is an exciting time to be here.

Cons

It is no place for rookies or low limit performers. The Company moves at a very rapid pace, and you must be able to keep up. Some of the employees with a lot of years of seniority seem to have a sense of entitlement and resent any effort to improve the processes.

Advice to Management

Thanks for the visionary leadership! Eric Smidt, the CEO has a passion that is amazing and he is moving the Company in the right direction.

Harbor Freight Tools Response

Jun 18, 2014 – HR Liason

We're happy to hear you find Harbor Freight a rewarding company to work for. We also appreciate your feedback regarding areas where there could be improvement. If you'd like to share specific ... More

Other Employee Reviews for Harbor Freight Tools

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Retail sales"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Kansas City, MO
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Harbor Freight Tools full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Generous vacation and sick time accrual. Many stores opening across which should translate into opportunities.

    Cons

    Extremely poor communication at store level. Totally lacking true accountability. Company needs to have a feedback system that protected against retribution.

    Advice to Management

    District managers should talk to the team when in the stores and not ignore issues.


  2. "Performance based culture, great growth opportunities for associates that deliver and become a part of HFT's growth"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Leadership Team in Calabasas, CA
    Current Employee - IT Leadership Team in Calabasas, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Harbor Freight Tools full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Performance based culture, great opportunities to contribute, flat organizational hierarchy provides great exposure to senior management and opportunity to make a difference; non-political environment, deliver for HFT and let HFT take care of you

    Cons

    Unique culture requires associates to understand it and become a part of it; processes are being defined, shaped and implemented continuously, but requires associates to work with fluid and an evolving environment presently. Dealing with ambuiguity, communicating well and working well with other team members is important to success and associates that do the above well are destined to succeed.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to stay transparent and communicative, staying on course to grow steadily and generate value for our customers

    Harbor Freight Tools Response

    Jun 18, 2014 – HR Liason

    We’re happy to hear you enjoy the work environment and opportunities at Harbor Freight Tools. We also appreciate your feedback about areas where we can improve. If you'd like to share more specific ... More

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